Archive for the ‘Small Business’ Category

Setting Customer Expectations

I do the accounting and bookkeeping for creative companies around Pasadena, California like web designers and small advertising agencies. The profit challenge facing these companies is to stay focused on projects to prevent wasted time just like a company handling products doesn’t want wasted inventory. Setting client […]

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Handle your finances like following a diet

If your business finances need organizing, be sure to handle them like someone going on a diet. Little decisions help us lose or manage our weight and the same principle applies to getting your bookkeeping in order. Step 1 Create folders Separate receipts in the current month […]

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Helping small businesses with bookkeeping and accounting around Pasadena and Glendale

I meet new and established small business owners with a variety of financial needs. One need may be obtaining business loans for expansion. A good place to start for businesses around Pasadena and Glendale seeking help with finances is the SBA (Small Business Administration) or SCORE (Service […]

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5 basic tips for organizing your office

An organized office is a profitable office. Filing and organizing reduces wasted time hunting for essential tools and wasted time equals wasted money. Organizing an office requires self-discipline, a vision for categorizing information specific items, and the courage to throw away pieces of paper or magazines that […]

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Why managing cash flow for business is critical

Cash flow management is a test of how well a company operates. Cash flow is the difference between cash coming into the business and cash going out of the business during a given period. Here are ten ways to manage cash flow: Decrease the amount of money […]

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Track business expenses to realize profits

Businesses exist to make profits, but businesses that don’t understand expenses face a hidden obstacle to realizing profits. List all company expenses – monthly and infrequent expenses. Not knowing all expenses can paint a false sense of profitability. After listing all expenses, determine the amount of income […]

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Update on my Xero Accounting software transition from QuickBooks

I am a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and have been using QuickBooks Accounting Software for at least 7 years.    I have recently switched over to Xero Accounting System.  It is a cloud product based out of New Zealand.   I have been using this product for […]

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Do I need to upgrade my Quickbooks Software?

I get asked that one a lot. If it’s been over 3 years, to me, that’s a yes. Mostly because Quickbooks won’t provide any support for versions that are over 3 years old. If you were to call for support, they won’t help you and will say […]

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Dwell On Design

I’ve been a fan of Dwell for a while now and finally made it to the Dwell on Design exhibition at the LA Convention Center. I wanted to highlight a couple of interesting booths, MOLO DESIGNS – This company is based out of Vancouver, B.C – Basically […]

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Antiques,stress free tax season and old school accounting

I have this sort of client who is an antique dealer.   I say sort of client because he works part time at an actual client of mine and the other part of the time he does the antique thing.   This time last year I fiound […]

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